Dr. Niaz Ahmed, Saint Cloud State University, Minnesota, USA
  Niaz Ahmed, Ph.D. 
Professor of Mass Communications
Saint Cloud State University
St. Cloud, Minnesota, USA
Phone: 320-308-5258  
Email: nahmed@stcloudstate.edu

Web: http://web.stcloudstate.edu/nahmed/



·         25 years of teaching, administrative, managerial, and entrepreneurial experience in the private, public and social sectors including private and state universities (SCSU, USM, SC, SU), corporate and public broadcasting (NBC and PBS), and multimedia, ecommerce and electronic publishing (GCCI, ITN, SJI). 

·         Harvard Management Development Program (MDP). Harvard University Graduate School of Education, Massachusetts, USA, 2011.

·         Cambridge General Management Program (GMP). University of Cambridge Judge Business School, Cambridge, UK, 2012.

·         Senior Fulbright Scholar, South Asia. 1999.

·         Published a scholarly book titled Cross-cultural content analysis.  Currently working on a philosophical book titled The tyranny of isms, schisms, and extremisms.

·         Chief Editor for Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, Journal of International and Cross-Cultural Studies, and Journal of Interpersonal, Intercultural and Mass Communication.

·         Ph.D. in Mass Communication and Marketing. University of Southern Mississippi, 1996.

·         M.S. in Communication and Journalism. City University of New York, 1986. 

·         B.A. Honors in Mass Communication, University of Dhaka, 1981.

·         Academic Dean, Sohar University.  Turned around a struggling division within the university into a stable and thriving college. Provided leadership and coordination of all academic activities for the College of Communication and English Studies.  Supervised all full-time and part-time faculty, administrative, professional, and support staff.  Developed and maintained budget throughout the fiscal year.  Provided direction and support for strategic planning, assessment, and accreditation. Oversaw marketing, recruitment, admissions, and retention of students.  September 2012 to 2013.

·         Assistant Dean and Campus Director, Springfield College. A private college with 11 campuses across the United States. Served as the chief administrative and academic officer of the campus. Turned around a struggling satellite campus into a stable college campus. May 2011 to May 2012.

·         Director of Graduate Studies & Research, Saint Cloud State University, Minnesota, USA.  Turned around a struggling master’s program into a thriving graduate program.  Provided leadership to 170 faculty members within the College of Fine Arts and Humanities as Director of Research, 2000-2010. 

·         Tenured Full Professor, Saint Cloud State University, Minnesota, USA.  A flagship institution in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System.  1991-Present. 

Founder and President, Global Commerce & Communication, Inc., St. Cloud, Minnesota, USA.  Launched and developed a diversified consulting company that provides a wide range of services including electronic publishing, intellectual property marketing, software and web development, and ecommerce.  Provided vision and supervision in all phases of organizational development and management.
2000 – 2010. 



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